This Week in Gaming: Anticipated Releases from May 25 to May 31, 2014

Here are all the games being released this week, broken down according to the Platforms, Release Date and Genre for each game as well as a brief description for anticipated releases.


Watch Dogs

  • Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy…and more.


ibb and obb

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Indie, Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014

ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local co-op couch fun or match up online.


Monster Monpiece

  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Genre: Card game
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014

Monster Monpiece is a card battle game where users collect virtual cards and use them to battle foes. Battles are turn-based and take place on a 7×3 grid in which cards can be placed. During a player’s turn, he or she can drag and drop monster girl cards onto the grid field to activate them. The game contains over 100 different cards divided into four types, and not all of them are “monsters”. The four types are melee, ranged, healer, and booster. The game utilizes an “extreme rub” system to seal cards: “Poking, rubbing, and touching” the Vita’s screen will bring up the sealing mascot and remove the character’s clothing in stages, “from thick clothes to lightly dressed to skimpy bathing suit.”


Insanity’s Blade

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Arcade, Action, RPG, Platformer
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014

Take a father’s journey to hell in order to save the souls of his wife and child. Insanity’s Blade: The Chronicles of Thurstan is the first in a series of games based around the journey of a sword possessed by a fathers powerful grief and hatred. This first game is the tale of the swords creation.


Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Real-time Strategy
  • Release Date: May 29, 2014

Prepare to be showered with gold and possible trade tariffs as Europa Universalis IV gets a ‘Wealth of Nations’ DLC expansion on 29 May. This is the second major expansion for EUIV after Conquest of Paradise and adds features to that most confusing of areas; trade.


Mario Kart 8

  • Platform: WiiU
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release Date: May 30, 2014

The newest feature for the series is anti-gravitational segments that not only allow for more dynamic track design, but also for racers to drive across walls, ceilings, and other seemingly unusual places. When in anti-gravity, if a racer bumps into another racer, the kart spins rather than just bumping and both racers receive a speed boost. This technique is called “spin boosting”.